Foyer :By Wicky Oosthuizen from Functional form architectural studio
How many of us open our front door at home and are overwhelmed by a to do list…
A list overflowing with irritation, the toys needs to be picked up, why is there paw prints all over the place, these shoes are getting out of control again while you trip over the dog’s leash that was never put away….
There is a better way to arriving home. HAPPY to be home.
HOW TO CREATE A HOME SWEET HOME FEELING.
Its your home first and foremost what is the view YOU want to have when you come home.
Whether that is from you garage or front door, focus on the feeling you want to have when you come home.
Here are a few tips to achieve that goal:
Minimal items should be displayed or stored in this area.
This area needs to be clean and open. This might sound obvious but if you do not fall over a mountain of stuff you would like to go into your home rather than turning around and lock your door again.
The neutral tones present a calming atmosphere however the black front door used in the example creates drama to the space and a touch of elegance.
2. Functionality of pieces selected
Set yourself up for success. Plan according to your and your family’s habits. If you know your shoes NEVER end up in a closet – place a basket, a bench with storage underneath, anything to hide the messy side of life as far as possible.
There are functional and beautiful solutions for our habits. We just need to be intentional in our design and planning.
3. Sentimental decor
Surround yourself with memories and objects that makes you happy when you open your door. You do not need to overwhelm your senses by adding all the photos you can lay your hands on.
The memory doesn’t need to be clear or obvious to anyone else, it is there for you and your loved ones.
This can take form in a number of ways:
- Family photos
- Holiday mementos
- Decor pieces that you love
- Something that you plan to do, a goal of some kind
In short – SURROUNDED BY HAPPINESS
Natural light as far as possible. If you cannot add a window replace the front door with glazed panels (Remember to keep security in mind and plan around your needs)
An eye catching pendant light, floor lamp or desk lamp can add to a beautiful, homely environment.
A mixture of textures enriches the space.It adds warmth and adds to the homely feeling. Textures can be achieved with the following decor pieces for example:
- Wall texture
- Lamp shade
- Storage ie. baskets, crates
- Indoor plants
- Furniture ie. wood, velvet, patterned or colourful fabric, steel etc.
- Floor finish: Tiles, floor boards, concrete finished with a sealant etc.
Like always rules are made to be broken – as long as you walk into your home and you are happy to be there, you have been successful!!!
I hope you found this helpful! If you have any tips that you have to add please share below, you might inspire someone else to create a space that they love.
- Studio McGee https://studio-mcgee.com/the-mcgee-home-entryway-photo-tour/
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